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Is there life in a post-Unicorn universe?

Jun 3, 2018 by John Karp

Dreaming of creating your own unicorn venture is like dreaming of leaving your humble home in the midwest to hit the Hollywood big time. It’s so rare as to be crazy to pursue it. Sure, it happens, but for every movie star, there are millions who will…

Collaborating with startups when you’re a major company: My Coffreo/La Poste the winning combination

May 20, 2018 by Alice Benchimol

The startup Pack’n Drive is the brain behind My Coffreo – a mobile app that allows one to access a vehicle’s trunk without the owner being present. This success story started back in March last year during the “Code avec La Poste hackathon” organized…

Don’t organize a hackathon if you don’t know why you’re doing it

Apr 30, 2018 by John Karp

A lot of people think of a hackathon as a magic blanket solution that’s guaranteed to elevate your technology or teams to new heights. As one of the founding partners of BeMyApp, I always present a one-day workshop to guide executives in defining the…

The Ipsen accelerator wants to be the building block of a long-term digital strategy

Dec 9, 2017 by April Smallwood

More than just a weekend competition, the "NET Patient Accelerator" by Ipsen provides long-term support to 4 digital projects and is part of a global digital strategy of the pharmaceutical group. The Ipsen operation started the same way traditional hackathons…